Mumbai and its adjoining areas received heavy rains on Tuesday, leading to waterlogging at many places including railway tracks, slowing down the movement of trains and vehicles on the roads.
Normal life was affected in the metropolis and there was no prospect of immediate relief. India The Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rain in Mumbai and its suburbs today, with very heavy rains likely at isolated places, civic officials said.
With Tuesday’s rain, Mumbai has recorded 69.41 per cent (594 mm) of the average July rainfall (855.7 mm) in the first five days of the month.
Meanwhile, in Delhi, conditions remained humid with the city receiving ‘very light’ rain for the past few days after recording very heavy rainfall of 117.2 mm on the first day of monsoon a few days back.
The IMD said that there is a possibility of rain for the next seven days, with the possibility of heavy rain on Thursday. The Meteorological Department has issued an ‘Orange’ alert on Thursday with ‘moderate’ rain forecast.
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One person drowned in a pond in Dahisar area of Mumbai, searching for another
One person drowned in a mine filled with water during a picnic in Dahisar East area of Mumbai on Tuesday evening and a search is on for the other, a police official said. He said a group of seven youths from Gorai in Borivali suburb, their age in their mid-twenties, had gone for a picnic in the Vaishali Nagar mine amid heavy rains.
#watch , Maharashtra | Two people who went to bathe in a pond in Dahisar area of Mumbai died due to drowning. One body has been found and search is on for another: Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) pic.twitter.com/WIOs1tRZNk
— ANI (@ANI) 5 July 2022
“The body of one person, who had entered the water body, was recovered by the fire officials while the search for another is on. A case of accidental death has been registered,” said the official of Dahisar police station. A fire brigade official said the person whose body was retrieved from the mine has been identified as Shekhar Pappu Vishwakarma (19).
He was declared brought dead on arrival at the civil hospital, the official said.
Orange alert for tomorrow in Delhi, possibility of moderate rain
After the city recorded ‘Very Heavy’ rain of 117.2 mm on the first day of monsoon, Delhi has been witnessing hot and humid conditions with very light rain for the past few days.
Although the IMD has said that there is a possibility of rain for the next seven days, there is a possibility of heavy rain on Thursday. The Meteorological Department has issued an ‘Orange’ alert on Thursday with ‘moderate’ rain forecast.
-Mumbai receives about 70% of the average July rainfall in 5 days
With Tuesday’s heavy rain, Mumbai has recorded 69.41 per cent (594 mm) of the average July rainfall (855.7 mm) in the first five days of the month.
Mumbai received over 100 mm of rain in three days of this month. The Santa Cruz Observatory of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded 153.3 mm of rain in nine hours on Tuesday, which is classified as very heavy rainfall.
The IMD has issued an Orange Alert for Mumbai and Thane for July 7-8, predicting extremely heavy rains at isolated places, while Red for Palghar (July 8) and Raigad and Ratnagiri till July 8. Alert has been issued.
Powai lake in spate after heavy rain
A civic body official said that due to heavy rains for the past few days, water started filling in Mumbai’s Powai lake from Tuesday evening. He said the lake has a storage capacity of 545 crore liters and started overflowing at 6:15 pm.
“However, the water of the lake is not potable and is used for industrial purposes. It had overflowed on June 12 last year. When the lake gets full, the water area is around 2.23 square kilometres, while the catchment area is 6.61 square kilometres,” he said. Powai Lake, located at a distance of about 27 km from the BMC headquarters, was constructed in 1890 at a cost of Rs 40 lakh.
#watch , Maharashtra: Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, Powai lake started overflowing at 6.15 pm today.
(Source: BMC PRO) pic.twitter.com/JSpetDsKpy
— ANI (@ANI) 5 July 2022
IMD issues orange alert for South Konkan region, Goa
IMD has issued ‘Orange Alert’ for South Konkan region and Goa and ‘Yellow Alert’ for North Konkan, North-central and South-central Maharashtra and Marathwada regions. The Meteorological Department issues four color-coded forecasts based on existing weather systems. Green color does not indicate any warning, yellow color is for monitoring, orange color is for alert, while red color is warning and action needs to be taken.
Maharashtra CM takes stock of situation after heavy rains in Mumbai
Maharashtra’s new Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday took stock of the situation and directed the state administration officials to take necessary precautions and ensure that there is no loss of life or property.
The island city (south Mumbai) received an average of 95.81 mm of rain in the 24-hour period ending 8 am, while the eastern and western suburbs recorded 115.09 mm and 116.73 mm of rain, respectively, officials said.
Normal life affected in Mumbai after heavy rains; Heavy rain likely today
Normal life was affected in Mumbai on Tuesday with heavy waterlogging and traffic jams following heavy rains since the previous day and as per the IMD’s forecast, it will continue today.
Civic officials said the IMD has predicted moderate to heavy rains in Mumbai and its suburbs in the next 24 hours, with very heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places.